Deanna Parisi

Deanna Parisi, MPH

Health Analytics 

 

This month’s Student Spotlight goes to Deanna Parisi. Deanna Parisi is currently an MPH student with a concentration in Health Analytics. Deanna is currently interning for the “Unbiased Science” podcast.

How did you find out about this internship?

I found out about this internship through one of the "PPH Update" newsletters that was released early last year. From there I reached out to the podcast via email, sent my CV and then had an interview with both the co-hosts Jessica & Andrea.

Why did you take advantage of this opportunity?

In all honesty, I don't really know. I was intrigued by the description provided in the PPH Update and went to the podcast’s website. There I was able to learn about their mission and goals for their platforms (facebook, instagram, etc.). I decided to apply, not really expecting for anything to come of it. Then I happily accepted an interview via zoom and just completely bonded with the co-hosts as well as the podcasts manager Montana. Both co-hosts are former SBU students and are so passionate about their fields. Jess and Andrea told me about the podcast, and once I found out it reaches over 100 countries, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The ability to reach so many people, specifically regarding public health issues, is essential and so motivating.

How does this relate to public health? 

The Unbiased Science Podcast encompasses all aspects of public health. We provide factual and scientifically supported information through social media platforms to increase the public's knowledge and understanding of complex topics. Of course, because of the current pandemic we cover a lot of COVID-19 related content. However, we also cover various topics related to health, science, and medical fields.

What is it about this internship that interests you?

As an upcoming public health researcher, pretty much everything about this internship interests me. Both Jess and Andrea have extensive experience in science, research, and public health. Most of my time at the podcast has been as the Co-Lead of the Research & Content Development Team. This allowed me to assist and guide other interns when we started last March (2020). The Research Team is responsible for developing outlines with credible/reliable sources of information. Through this, I have learned so much about so many different topics. I have covered content related to COVID-19, chronic illnesses, vaccinations, and even guides for understanding/reading research articles/journals.

What has been the most rewarding experience thus far?

As an upcoming public health researcher, pretty much everything about this internship interests me. Both Jess and Andrea have extensive experience in science, research, and public health. Most of my time at the podcast has been as the Co-Lead of the Research & Content Development Team. This allowed me to assist and guide other interns when we started last March (2020). The Research Team is responsible for developing outlines with credible/reliable sources of information. Through this, I have learned so much about so many different topics. I have covered content related to COVID-19, chronic illnesses, vaccinations, and even guides for understanding/reading research articles/journals.